Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017

The crescent of the new moon has been sighted per our reference guidelines. Families should break their fast on Sunday and begin festivities and celebration. IAR reserves Eid facilities 3 years in advance with an aim to accommodate one large prayer; however, due to logistical constraints stemming from weather and limited availability due to July 4, we will pray in multiple shifts at our beloved Islamic Center of Raleigh masjid.

Eid prayers will be in three shifts at the Raleigh Masjid (IAR)

Please note: All prayers will begin sharply on time

First shift: Prayer at 7:00 AM, gathering starts at 6:00 AM

Second shift: Prayer at 9:00 AM, gathering starts at 8:00 AM

Third shift: Prayer at 11:00 AM, gathering starts at 10:00 AM


Zakaat-ul-Fitr is $11 per person in your household and must be given before the Eid Prayer. We will collect Zakat-ul-Fitr during the remaining time of Ramadan and until the beginning of the prayer. Donate on our website, by texting 'iarzakat' to 50155, or in the boxes at the masjid or before prayer.

May Allah accept our fasting and worship, and Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

Ramadan Essay Contest Winners

On behalf of the IAR, we would like to thank everyone for participating in this year's Ramadan Essay Contest. The response was overwhelmingly positive as more than 30 essays were submitted. This means that the contest was highly competitive and everyone who submitted an essay is truly worthy of recognition. We wish we could give prizes to all participants, unfortunately, we can only award 3 prizes for high school students and another 3 prizes for college students.

Winners and finalists

2017 Quran Contest

The Qur'an contest goal is to encourage all Muslims to learn and memorize Qur'an using proper rules of Tajweed and to make the speech of Allah SWT near and dear to their heart.

We have twelve beginner levels (B1 through B12), four intermediate levels (I1 through I4), five advanced levels (A1 through A5), five very advanced levels (VA1 through VA5) and one Huffadh level (HA1). The purpose is to recognize and encourage participation at various levels of memorization and familiarity with Tajweed.

Each level will have first, second and third place awards. The awards range from $300 to $25 depending upon the level.

More information and registration

Girls Summer Day Camp 2017

Activities: Quran discussions and reflections, sports, arts, crafts, & field trips (including horseback riding, swimming, gymnastics and much much more!)
Start date: Monday, July 3rd, 2017.
Date: July 3rd - July 27, 2017(Monday - Thursdays).
Monday-Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Ages: 7-14.
Cost: $120 / person.
*Field trips are a separate cost.
More info at Registration form
Contact: Sr. Niveen Allan niveenallan@gmail.com, 919-904-3390

My Muslim Neighbor

Spread the message of Islam by sharing a Ramadan gift with your neighbors and co-workers. Stop by at the My Muslim Neighbor desk in the lobby after Friday prayer and over the weekend. For more info or visit mymuslimneighbor.com.

Boys' Ramadan Rush Program

The Elementary and Middle School Boys' Ramadan Rush Program will start on Monday, June 12, 2017. The program will run in Ramadan and a Summer Day Camp will begin after Ramadan. For details and registration, please click here.

Boys' Summer Overnight Camp

The Elementary and Middle School Boys' Summer Overnight Camp will be July 6-9, 2017 at Kerr Lake. Register soon to confirm your spot! For details and registration, please click here.

Seeking Youth Committee Chair

The IAR is looking for a Chair for the Youth Committee to oversee youth programs and activities at the IAR. Responsibilities include working with various coordinators to ensure the needs of elementary to college aged youth are served. The Chair will work with the Shura and other Executive Committees to support this mission. In addition, the Chair will be involved in strategic planning and overall direction for youth programs.

Please email youth@raleighmasjid.org with your resume and a short paragraph outlining your interest in the Youth Committee to apply. The approval of the candidate for this volunteer position is subject to Shura approval.

2017 Ramadan Food Drive

The Social & Welfare Committee operates Food Pantry distributing food to the Needy including refugees. The Food Pantry will be open every Saturday in Ramadan for food distribution and the success of this program relies heavily on food donations from the Community. Collection bins are placed in IAR lobby to deposit donations of non-perishable food items for distribution during Ramadan. The items most in need during Ramadan are rice, flour, cooking/vegetable oil, cereal and sugar. Please donate generously.

For information on any specific food items which you would like to donate please contact Br. A.Q. Ahmad at (919) 200-5522.

Donations For Community Iftar For The Needy, Travelers, Singles And Others At IAR - Ramadan 2017

The Social & Welfare Committee will be offering Iftar at IAR Monday through Saturday open to all community members but particularly for the needy, refugees, travelers, and singles. Donations for the Daily Iftar Program are being sought from the Community.


IAR Annual Progress Report

The IAR Annual Progress Report presented at the general body meeting is now available for download.

2017 Progress Report

AnNoor Quran Academy seeking a hifdh teacher

An Noor Qur'an Academy is welcoming applications for a Hifdh Teacher for the school's full-time and after school programs. Please see link for job description, requirements, and further details.

IAR Media Representative Volunteer

IAR is seeking professional and articulate communicators to be considered for the role of IAR/Triangle Muslim Community media representatives in an effort to expand the media team... More

Position open at AnNoor Qur'an Academy

AnNoor Qur'an Academy has an opening for a Part Time Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher for 5th and 6th Grade.

Job description and applying information

Seeking Applications from Volunteers for Positions on Board of Education at IAR

The IAR School Board provides a coherent long-term vision for Islamic Education at IAR and focuses on strategic planning for future growth for both Al-Iman and An-Noor Schools. IAR is seeking applications from volunteers to fill two member positions on the School Board.

More info

Open Positions for Al-Iman School

Al-Iman School; an Advanc-Ed accredited Islamic school established in 1992 located in Raleigh, NC. Our current enrollment is about 300 students in preschool through 8th grades. We are rated as one of the top performing schools in the State of North Carolina.

The following positions are open for the 2017-2018 school year:
- Assistant Principal and Instructional Coach.
- Certified Elementary Teachers and certified Middle School Language Arts Teachers.

More info and how to apply

Am I Better Off Hiding My Islam?

Khutba by Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb delivered on February 23, 2017

Hajj 2017

The IAR Raleigh Hajj group has chosen Adam Travel for handling our Hajj travel arrangements. Tentative dates for hajj travel are August 21/22, 2017 until September 5/6, 2017.

Details | Hajj Form

Constitution Amendment Passed

IAR General Body has approved the proposed amended constitution and bylaws by 74.2% (the constitution required 66.7%) votes of the total membership. The total members who voted by yes was 96% of the total voting members. Jazakum Allho Khiran for your support.

Muslim Community and Police Meeting

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) along with representatives from Triangle area mosques and community centers met with law enforcement officials on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to discuss the safety and security of our community centers, mosques and schools.


Thank You For Your Support

The Islamic Association of Raleigh is grateful for the outpouring of kindness and support it has received from the broader Triangle community. Despite growing bigotry and xenophobia targeting Muslims, the overwhelming number supportive and thoughtful messages from faith leaders, public authorities, and our neighbors has affirmed to us the inherent goodness of the human spirit. While we are unable to individually reply to every supportive message, we wholeheartedly extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all. The IAR also extends an invitation for weekly visitation opportunities to visit the facility and meet with local Muslims between 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesdays.
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Prayer Times

Sunday, June 25 2017




Fajr 4:15 AM 5:15 AM
Shuruq 6:00 AM
Dhuhr 1:23 PM 1:35 PM
Asr 5:07 PM 5:30 PM
Maghrib 8:38 PM 8:48 PM
Isha 9:53 PM 10:00 PM

June prayer schedule

Prayer times on your phone: http://www.raleighmasjid.org/m

Salah Durations

Friday prayer topics and speakers to be announced soon.

Friday Prayer Schedule

  • 1st Shift:
    Khutba 11:30 / Salah 12:00
  • 2nd Shift:
    Khutba 1:00 / Salah 1:30
  • 3rd Shift:
    Khutba 3:00 / Salah 3:30